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An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this first video, Frederica introduces the basics of of the Orthodox worship space—the altar, the iconostasis, and iconography—in order to help […]

Animated Videos

55 Maxims for Christian Living

Memory eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko! Below are the 55 Maxims in written form: 1. Be always with Christ. 2. Pray as you can, not as you want. 3. Have a keepable rule of prayer that you do by discipline. 4. Say the Lord’s Prayer several times a day. 5. Have a short prayer that you […]

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Featured Videos

Ben and Brigid: Handmade Orthodox Cards and Gifts

Blessed feast of Saint Michael and the Bodiless Hosts! Today, an Orthodox Christian couple posted a video showing how they hand-drew and hand-carved a stamp of Saint Michael the Archangel. They then use the stamp to make greeting cards and other items (you can buy this card here). We thought it was cool and wanted […]

Theoria Produced Videos

Pilgrimage to Ireland

Last month, we made a pilgrimage to Ireland. We visited a number of Holy Sites, including St. Patrick’s Grave at Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Glendalough Monastic Site (which was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century), and St. Brigid’s Well. Here is a short video we made to share the experience with you. For […]

Ancient Faith Videos

Devotional from Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Day 2

Similar in structure to his first devotional, Fr. Patrick relates an anecdote, reads the daily gospel reading, and then presents a meditation on the reading. Let us know what you think in the comment section below! Related posts: Devotional from Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Day 1 Prayer of Saint Patrick: Christ with Me The Word […]

Patristic Nectar Films

“Watch Then Thyself”: Spiritual practice & Digital Culture

With the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and through the agency of the St. Maximos the Greek Institute for the Research, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions in Greece, Father Maximos (Simonopetrides) delivered this lecture in Athens during the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, May 7-9, […]